OG Kush, the Original Gangster of Kush, is easily one of the most popular strains around the world. Known for its potent punch of a high, this delicious strain has some theories in regards to the parents; with Hindu Kush and Chem Dog (or Chemdawg) being the most agreed upon parents. As an indica dominant strain, coming in at 75% indica and 25% sativa, it offers a fairly intense cerebral high coupled with calming and euphoric relaxation. With hints of lemon, spice and citrus flavors as well as complex earthy scents, there’s a reason this strain has garnered such popularity for the past three decades.
Nuggets produced from OG Kush strain seeds are medium to large and quite dense. Most often the leaves are yellowy green, but certain phenotypes will show hints of violet, especially if exposed to cold weather. In stark contrast, the bright orange pistils make these buds very appealing to the eye. Gleaming with diamond looking trichomes, the buds can be extremely sticky and using a grinder is recommended before rolling a dube or packing a pipe.
While the name is often a source of debate, OG Kush is often thought to be short for Original Gangster from its entrance into society during the 90’s rap culture era, but others will tell you that it stands for Ocean Grown. Either way OG is the bee’s knees.
When it arrived in Los Angeles in the early 90’s, OG Kush strain quickly became renowned on the West Coast as a staple fan favorite with rappers and celebrities alike, and has since been the backbone of the genetics used to create several other strains. With a strong THC content of 19-26%, smoking this strain isn’t recommended for novice users as the effects of the high concentration of THC can be a bit much if overdone, so start off with a couple tokes and go from there.
Coming in hot and heavy, OG Kush is a full-bodied cannabis strain that produces powerful euphoria, starting with a head rush and making its way to a general mood enhancing relaxed state. As this high is more head-focused than physical, users can expect a more focused state without the potential mind racing sometimes associated with high THC strains. These are the perfect choice of marijuana seeds for those who enjoy socializing; the combination of mental stimulation mixed with an uplifted mood make for great conversations, intense video game matches and even some great sex!
OG Kush is a great option for all growers, with flowering times of 8-10 weeks and higher than normal yields compared with other strains, easily eclipsing 500g/m2 when given the proper care and attention. This strain is moderate in height, with a wider more shrub like shape, making it very suitable for indoor setups. Outdoor growers will need to ensure they live in a hot tropical or sub tropical climate, mimicking the coasts of California where this strain is first said to have made its name.
Heavy, powerful and uplifting are the best ways to describe the high that OG Kush provides. The high THC and low CBD lead to a more cerebral than physical high, starting with heightened awareness and an increasingly uplifting sensation. These initial sensations lead on to feelings of euphoria and even a trance like state of mind which can last for hours. OG Kush is an experience that is recommended to ease into for the less experienced smokers out there.
A true hybrid, with the familiar dense indica appearance and invigorating sativa high, OG Kush is a classic in all respects. Though its origins may be disputed there is no debating the unparalleled effects and satisfaction that OG Kush gives both smokers and growers alike. Little wonder then why so many other popular and respected strains can trace their lineage back to this, the OG Kush
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High THC levels, frequently measured between 19-22%, and a powerful mood enhancing high are the hallmarks of OG Kush. Larger than normal yields and naturally authentic cannabis aromas and flavours are the icing on the cake. It is easy to see why OG Kush is one of the most referenced and respected strains available today.
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With yellow green leaves, bright orange pistils and large dense buds, OG Kush possesses a very traditional indica appearance. The nugget like buds are sticky to the touch and covered in glass like silver trichromes, alluding to the high THC levels and potency that OG Kush is famed for.The aroma is dominated by a deep, dank earthiness with hits of citrus punching through. Breaking the bud will deliver a noticeable shot of pine needles and more of the citrus and spice tones. Invoking the scent of the woods after a rain storm, this strain delivers a pure organic smell that can be appreciated by all.
OG Kush provides one the most pure and organic sensations available, with heavy earthen tones and a lingering dankness. The inhale delivers a deep earthen flavour with pops of lemon and orange, with heavy spice flavours taking over on the exhale providing a dry finish.
OG Kush is an extremely strong cannabis strain, with most experienced smokers listing it as one of their favourites. The effect is as strong physically as it is mentally. Though its effect is like an Sativa, the strain’s genetics are mostly Indica. The effect is as strong and complex as the flavour. OG Kush takes around 8 weeks to flower and on average the yield is 500 grams per plant.
One thing that is not debated is the popularity of this feminized cannabis strain. From Hollywood movie stars and rappers to medical marijuana users, OG Kush is loved by many. The most obvious trait of OG Kush is its strong, unique, very dank, slightly citrus aroma, almost like fuel or strong detergent. The flavour of OG Kush is equally as strong and dank, with a long-lasting aftertaste.
Growers can easily achieve higher yields by employing basic training techniques. Topping early in the vegetative stage will force plants to produce multiple main stems and more flowering sites. Both main-lining and low-stress training will help keep her bushy and dense canopy under control and adequately aerated.
OG Kush provides a strong mental and physical high
Its true genetics are unknown. Some say OG Kush is a mix of ChemDawg with a Lemon Thai and Pakistani Kush. Others say that it’s just a special cutting of ChemDawg from the early 90s. Even the meaning of the name OG has been debated; with some saying it means Original Gangster. However, now, because of its origins, most people agree it means Ocean Grown.
Royal Queen Seeds breeders worked hard to develop our own version of the legendary OG Kush. Using a mix of Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and Pakistani Kush, they created a well-rounded strain with high THC levels and bucket-loads of fruity terpenes. Overall, she features a stoning genetic profile of 75% indica genetics and 25% sativa.
THC levels of 19% drive a high that soothes the body and mind in equal measure. Delicious scents and tastes of citrus, pine, and fruit augment the high and will leave you craving another hit. and another. High concentrations of the terpenes myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene underpin her recognisable aroma.
OG Kush is known to stretch slightly during growth but soon starts to fill out during flowering. Generally, it will reach a height of 90 to 160 cm. Its buds are large and dense, lime green clusters covered with a large amount of resin. There are many good reasons why OG Kush has become so popular. Now available as a feminized variety from Royal Queen Seeds, so you can try out this amazing strain yourself.